Host to a variety of community events throughout the year, town center's Wellington Amphitheater is a social hub for city residents. Free family movie nights, holiday concerts and festivals, and the weekly food truck invasion that occurs every Thursday are just a few of the happenings that bring Wellies, as locals are known, to this 3,000-square-foot gathering place to celebrate the city's community spirit and to enjoy the company of friends and family. Live music, stage plays, school events, and other programs all take place here and, with the capacity to handle 1,500 guests, the amphitheater is a happening spot on community nights.
Wetlands and Natural
The historical ecosystem of the Wellington area is preserved by the city in two locations along the far south side: the Peaceful Waters Sanctuary and the Wellington Environmental Preserve. Both provide a glimpse into undeveloped Wellington, prior to the shopping centers and neighborhoods, horse farms, and even before the historic, irrigated strawberry patches that once dotted the early agrarian village's landscape. Peaceful Waters is a 26-acre wetlands park, laced with walking trails and elevated boardwalks. The Environmental Preserve stretches more than 360 acres and includes pedestrian and equestrian trails, a learning center, and an observation tower from which you can see this entire Everglades preserve.